Women and minorities in STEM

As an under-representative minority (URM) in a STEM field, I (Dr. Kat) feel that it is important to highlight the work of URM. These are a resources for folks that are interested in learning more about URM in STEM:


VanguardSTEM highlights women of color in STEM

500 Women Scientists is a group advocating for equality in STEM.

The Femmes of STEM have a blog about historical women in STEM.

Papers/blogs about minorities in STEM:

Women in Evolution paper

Florence Nightingale legacy reexamined

Paper from 1973 highlighting women in Microbiology

Paper from 2009: Women in Medical Microbiology

ASM’s celebration of women in microbiology

Twitter resources:

Indigenous STEM tweeps

Some of Dr. Kat’s favorite hashtags on Twitter celebrating URM scientist: #Marginscience #IndigenousSTEM #NativeandSTEM #NativeScience #WomenInSTEM #lgbtSTEM #blackandSTEM

Kat’s rant for need to include women in STEM in textbooks on Twitter, with great contributions from tweeps about their favorite women in STEM.

Databases/lists for minorities in STEM:

Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (follow her on Twitter @IBJIYONGI) has a list of readings on decolonizing science that she keeps updated. This is an incredible resource.

Diverse Sources is a self-nominated database of people of color and women in STEM

Ciencia Puerto Rico is a resource for people who want to pursue STEM careers in Puerto Rico

500 Women Scientists has a database for diverse scientists that can be accessed here.

The Femmes of STEM maintain a database of historical women in science.

Blog called A Guide For Minorities in STEM: Increasing Workplace Diversity has links to resources


The Femmes of STEM highlights women in STEM

List of Twitter accounts for women who lead podcasts or podcasts that highlight women or URM in STEM can be found via the link above or by finding the lists for @napaaqtuk on Twitter.